Elections Committee 



The SCASL Elections committee is seeking nominations for the 2020-21 Slate of Officers consisting of President Elect, Treasurer, and three Election Committee Member-at-Large positions.  Elections will be held during the March 2020 SCASL Annual Business Meeting at the conference in Columbia, SC.  Nominees must reside and/or work in South Carolina and be members of SCASL. Nominations are due Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

This year's Election Committee is proud to present the following Slate of Officers. All members will vote during the General Session at conference on March 6, 2020.

President Elect: The President Elect is a three-year commitment and requires previous Board of Directors service. Personal membership in ALA and AASL for the duration of your service as an officer is also required.

Year One Duties - President Elect - 2020-2021:

  • Plans the SCASL 2021 Annual Conference and selects the major speakers for the 2022 conference.
  • Attends ALA  Annual Conference, Chicago, IL: June 25-30, 2020 to observe the AASL Affiliate Assembly and scout for conference speakers, authors, and vendors.
  • Attends the ALA Midwinter Meeting,  Indianapolis, IN, January 22-26, 2021 to represent SCASL at the AASL Affiliate Assembly.

Year Two Duties - President - 2021-2022:

  • Presides over Executive Committee and Board of Directors Meetings.
  • Attends the ALA Annual Conference in  Chicago, IL: June 24-29, 2021 to represent SCASL at the AASL Affiliate Assembly.
  • Attends the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Midwinter Meeting in late January (date not yet announced) to represent SCASL at the AASL Affiliate Assembly.

Year Three Duties - Past President - 2022-2023:

  • Attends ALA Annual Annual Conference, Washington, DC, June 23-28, 2022
  • Chairs the Elections Committee.
  • Chairs the SCASL 2024 annual conference site selection task force.

SCASL Secretary - serves for two years 
This is an Executive Board of Directors position. The Secretary records and drafts minutes of all official business meetings of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and membership.

SCASL Treasurer - serves for two years 
This is an Executive Board of Directors position. The Treasurer maintains the association's budget and financial accounts.

SCASL Election Committee Member-at-Large: The SCASL Election Committee is responsible for vetting candidates for offices available and the members-at-large for the Election Committee; seeking approval of election slates from the SCASL Board of Directors; and ensuring that the membership is notified of the slates prior to the election.  

Chair : Heather Thore, SCASL Immediate Past President

Committee Members:

  • Elizabeth Graham, Regional Network Director
  • Samantha McManus, Sullivan Middle, Rock Hill District 3, Member at Large
  • Matthew Strickland, Jesse Bobo Elementary, Spartanburg District 6, Member at Large
  • Lucye Magill, Wando High, Charleston District, Member at Large

Function: The Elections Committee makes recommendations for nominees to serve as officers of the Association and to identify future leaders of the Association.

Composition: The Immediate Past President, the Regional Network Director and three elected Member-at-Large positions. The ByLaws were revised and approved at the 2012 SCASL Conference and the first three Member-at-Large positions were elected at the 2013 conference. Members of the Elections Committee will serve a one-year term.

Chairperson: The Immediate Past President will serve as chair of the Elections Committee.


  • Prepares a slate of the following officers for nomination at the annual business meeting: President-Elect, Secretary (every two years), Treasurer (every two years) and three Member-at-Large positions for the Elections Committee.
  • Checks with the Executive Secretary to determine the eligibility of all candidates under consideration.
  • Secures written permission from the nominees to place their names on the slate. The nominees should have read the duties and responsibilities of their offices. Advises candidates for President and President-Elect that they must be members of ALA and AASL.
  • Sends uniform biographical sheets to all prospective candidates. These should be returned to the chairman (with photograph) so that the information can be published in the issue of the SCASL Messenger before the conference.

Nominations due 10/29/2019

Updated October 2019